Tag: supreme court

Opinion

Why did you become a Senator?

Why did you become a United States Senator, Joe Manchin? The question may sound aggressive, but I’m genuinely curious. What drew you to run for Senate in 2010, and again now? Was it, as your official website suggests, to do what is best “for West Virginia and the nation?” Or perhaps you wanted to come…

Way Back at Mac: Scalia launches his career on campus (sort of)
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Way Back at Mac: Scalia launches his career on campus (sort of)

In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden death, discussions of his character and life’s work have been in the limelight. Scalia and his legacy is controversial, but most seem to agree, political views aside, that Scalia had an engaging and charismatic persona that changed the way the Supreme Court handled the Constitution….

Opinion

Democalypse 2016: Chaos reigns supreme

The 2016 election is unlike any we have seen in recent memory with one word accurately encapsulating the whole circus: chaos. The Republicans have been in disarray since a crushing defeat in 2012 and haven’t been able to cooperate enough for some much needed party reform. The Democrats seemed to have their house in order…

Opinion

The law and DOMA

The United States Supreme Court has determined, in the case of Warth v. Seldin, 422 U.S. 490, 498 (1975), that “the question of standing is whether the litigant is entitled to have the court decide the merits of the dispute or of particular issues.” Essentially, standing is the ability of the plaintiff to show an…